Republican William "B.J." Lawson is headed for a rematch against incumbent U.S. Rep. David Price in the 4th Congressional District.
Lawson, 36, is a physician and software entrepreneur from Apex who faced Price in the 2008 general election, losing to the incumbent by 27 percentage points in a left-leaning district that incudes Durham and Chapel Hill.
A Republican with some Libertarian views, Lawson has campaigned on challenging the health care reforms recently approved by Price and other Democrats, as well as making more tax cuts to stimulate the economy. He typically hands out copies of the U.S. Constitution.
"The federal government has a rule book, and Washington needs to follow it for a change," he said, when asked about his strategy for the general election.
Lawson narrowly beat Frank Roche, a former Wall Street trader, with more than 46 percent of the vote.